Grogue, also known as grogu or grog, is a Cape Verdean alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane. Its production is fundamentally artisanal, and nearly the whole sugarcane is used in the production. Most of the grogue in Cape Verde is produced in the traditional manner; The cane is squeezed through a trapize and the outcome is distilled using an old oil drum.
During the establishment of the Portuguese in 1462, the residents already started producing Grogue. The first form was introduced to Europe in 1740 by the British Royal Navy Admiral Edward Vernon called Grog. However decades before in Africa this drink was already produced and consumed locally.